Last month, we had the pleasure of hosting our 3rd annual Demystifying Data Science live online conference. Day 2 was filled with talks and workshops geared toward an audience of Data-Focused Business Leaders and Practitioners. In this post, we'll briefly recap what happened on that day, including who spoke, what they discussed, and how you can access every recorded talk and workshop for learning on your own time.
Data scientists are often described as hybrids: part statistician, part computer scientist; part analyst, part strategist. But while we focus on the myriad technical skills that a data scientist should possess, we often overlook one of the foundational skills (without which the whole edifice falls apart): communication skills. In this post, read three tips for improving your professional communication skills.
There’s no shortage of discussion in the data science community about WHERE to best learn data science. However, there’s precious little discussion of a topic that’s arguably more important: HOW to learn data science. In this guest post from Dataquest, read about the 3 crucial things you need to do no matter where you're learning.
Considering her career path and where she is now, it’s remarkable to think that Tiffany Moeller has never taken a college-level math course. Read how she went from earning a degree in counseling to finding her way into data science and engineering, all the while finding motivation from the idea of using data for social good.
Our brand new Advancing Women in Data Science Scholarship is for women, trans, and non-binary aspiring data scientists who wish to attend our Data Science Bootcamp in either Seattle or Chicago. There are two full-tuition scholarships available in each city for the Fall 2019 bootcamp - apply by July 29th!
On the first day of our upcoming Demystifying Data Science live online conference, hear 8 talks + 3 interactive workshops, all designed for Aspiring Data Scientists so they can demystify data science by discussing the training, tools, and career path to one of the most in-demand jobs in the world. In this post, check out a preview of just some of what's to come on Day 1, and start planning so you can take it all in.
This post features two final projects from recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. Take a look at what's possible to create in just 12 weeks, including a meal recommendation app based on the produce you have at home + a recommendation engine to help you choose your next favorite beer.
Bootcamp graduate Jeff Kao knows that we’re living in a time of heightened media distrust – and that’s precisely why he relishes his job in the media. “It's heartening to work at an organization that cares so much about producing excellent work,” he said of the nonprofit news organization ProPublica, where he works as a Computational Journalist. Read Kao's full story here.